Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center
Coreopsis is a priority genus for germplasm acquisition and conservation
Seed biology of Coreopsis is an important activity at the OPGC
Field studies of Coreopsis for germplasm characterization
Celebrating the wonderful world of Coreopsis during 2013!
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The Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC) is part of the National Plant Germplasm System, a network of organizations and people dedicated to preserving the genetic diversity of crop plants.

The OPGC is a joint effort of the USDA-ARS and The Ohio State University's Department of Horticulture and Crop Science.  Financial support is provided through the Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative of the ARS.


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Recent News

OFA Trade Show Booth
In keeping with our focus on Coreopsis for 2013, we chose to showcase flowers of this genus in our informational trade show booth during the OFA Trade Show, 14-16 July.  The booth provides us an opportunity to tell our story to industry stakeholders and to make contacts with visitors from...
Coreopis story OFA Bulletin
The OPGC's focus on Coreopsis for 2013 was featured in an article about this genus that appeared in the March/April 2013 issue of the OFA Bulletin, the official publication of the Association of Horticulture Professionals.  The article describes the diversity found in Coreopsis, focusing...
Following the selection of Begonia as the first signature genus for the OPGC in 2012, Coreopsis has now been chosen as the focus for 2013.  This means that throughout the year various activities will emphasize the attributes and potential of this widespread North American genus.  The...
The OPGC continues to expand a fruitful collaboration with Brazilian institutions.  Gabriel Loli Bazo from the Universidade Estadual de Maringa was a visiting scholar in the Seed Biology Program at The Ohio State University during the summer of 2012.  Gabriel provided assistance to a...